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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 334--335

Letterer siwe disease

Department of Dermato-Venereology, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram-695011, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Anuja E George
Department of Dermato-Venereology, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram-695011, Kerala
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A 1-year-old boy presented with recurrent pyoderma-like lesions and purulent ear discharge of 6 months duration. The biopsy helped to confirm Letterer Siwe disease. Purpuric lesion on palms and soles which is a reputedly lethal sign of the disease was also present in the child who died within a few days.

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